Residents and groups clean up act

Left to right - Carnforth litter pick volunteers Niamh, Lucy, Kimberly and Angely with Dougie, Corps Sergeant Major, Carnforth Salvation Army.
Left to right - Carnforth litter pick volunteers Niamh, Lucy, Kimberly and Angely with Dougie, Corps Sergeant Major, Carnforth Salvation Army.

LITTER grabbers have been flying off the shelves at a council depot as residents try to put some pride back into where they live.

Since September, more than 13 groups of volunteers have taken up the offer of the free loan of equipment and support from Lancaster City Council as part of the Just Bin It litter campaign.

Scout groups, parish councils, schools and other organisations have been out and about tidying up streets, play areas, school grounds, beaches, canal paths and cycleways.

Commenting on a recent litter pick event in Carnforth, organised by the Salvation Army, Phil Rudd, youth worker, said: “We wanted to get our youth group involved in making a difference in their local community, and felt a litter pick would be a great start towards this goal.

See The Visitor (20-12-11) for full story.